If you've decided to take up swimming, then well done - that slim-but-muscular physique you've been yearning for could be just a few laps away.
The sun, the heat, the cocktail in your hand as you lounge by the pool, tanning your smooth, glowing body. There's nothing like a poolside party to remind you that life can be really easy and wonderful sometimes. With the warmer weather coming our way you're bound to get invited to a bunch of events, so how do you make the most out of them?
How do you show off some incredible style skills, feel comfortable, and still manage to swim a few laps and enjoy the cool water? Well, ladies, we've got you covered. Read on for some tips and outfit ideas!
1. Prep Your Face And Body First
No outfit is going to look good if you're feeling insecure, so in order to avoid that, you first need to prep your face and body. A short workout right before the party will make your muscles look more defined and taut, and doing a full body scrub before rubbing in a lotion with sunscreen will give you that lovely, irresistible glow.
Your face is also important, and since makeup is a bit of a hassle at the poolside, we recommend good skincare because there's nothing like that natural summery radiance that can make you look pretty. Cleanse and tone your face, then use a serum to work as a beauty elixir and smooth the skin while also providing nourishing moisture. After this, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and you're done! If you really love makeup and can't imagine yourself going out without your face paint, we recommend a combo of BB cream, waterproof mascara, and a peachy lip gloss.
2. Boudoir Bombshell
Nothing screams bombshell like a high-waisted bathing suit, but to bring out the sex appeal even more, you want to pair that with a sheer dress. A nice wrap dress made of a see-through material that shows the outline of your sexy swimming suit is going to look hot, hot, hot! Flip flops don't really go with this look, so we recommend a pair of delicate-looking slippers to grace your feet, and some hoop earrings to dangle as the breeze blows. You can style your hair into a small bun and then use a colourful hair scarf for some added stylishness!
3. Boho Chic
A bikini paired with a long, flowy maxi dress and a giant straw hat is your perfect little hippie outfit. Pick a big bag to match the hat and wear some string sandals that you can twist around your legs. A row of plastic bangles is a great way to accessorize, and if you plan to wear sunglasses we recommend a nice pair of Lennon glasses.
4. Easy Stylishness With A Crop Top
Pick a two-piece swimsuit with the upper part that looks like a cute crop top and you'll never have to worry about your outfit. Crop tops are simply way too fun and sweet on their own to need much work, so simply pair this with a patterned pair of shorts, some flip flops, and you're done! A long necklace could be a fun little detail to add, and if you need more of a cover-up, simply pull on a baggy, see-through blouse over it.
5. Turkish Vibes
What to do if you want to wear pants to the party but the idea of slipping into your jeans on 100-degree weather is already making you sweat? Well, go for a Turkish vibe and pick salwar pants made of a breezy material! It's the perfect summer garment because it's loose, it's comfy, and yet it looks great on anyone. Whether you wear it over your one-piece or a bikini it doesn't matter, and if you want, you can pair it with a gipsy-style off-the-shoulder kind of blouse.
6. From Poolside To A Night Out
Coming to your pool party after a brunch with your parents? No problem! A t-shirt one-piece bathing suit can be your go-to (it's one of the most demure pieces you can find if you prefer to be covered up). Simply pull it on, wear a flouncy, silk A-line skirt over it, and pull on some sandals. A headscarf and simple bracelet are a great way to style it, and you can wear a brighter lipstick to top it off.
Even a pool party is a good opportunity to engage in some fun fashion! Pick a look that suits your style and make sure to rock it with a smile and a great dose of confidence!
Written by Sophia Smith
If you used to shop for swimsuits only according to your personal taste and your body shape, it’s time you changed your strategy.
Whether you’re looking for some sweetness in the form of a ruffled bikini or craving a bombshell-red sleek one-piece to make you stand out, there’s no doubt that a swimsuit is something very personal.
It speaks of style as much as our everyday fashion does, and it’s one of the most important wardrobe pieces to pack when you’re travelling. Imagine having to get through a vacation in an ill-fitting swimsuit that makes you look terrible. Shying away from the beach and trying to cover up at every chance is no fun at all.
So, to find your perfect piece, we introduce some of the coolest, most iconic swimwear brands that have graced the world, hoping it will inspire some nice shopping experiences.
Let’s start out with a Frenchman, because really, what is life without the French? Dull, that’s what it is. Launched in 1946 by a man named Louis Réard, it followed the end of Second World War and liberation of Europe. Réard, bless his fantastic French mind, is the man who invented the bikini and gave women a way to feel empowered, and to show off their body to their heart’s desire. For the sexy little Bond girl in you, this brand takes alluring and then kicks it up a notch to really make stunning pieces that are perfect for those moments when you want jaws to drop as you walk by.
Straight out of Pretty Women and into your closet, Hunza G is just the brand for some chic, sleek beauty. Worn by Julia Roberts on the set, this is where you’ll find sporty mixed with modern and feel like a fabulous rich Hollywood star as you lounge on the beach. Don’t forget to pair your gorgeous one-piece with a floppy hat and big sunglasses for that mysterious diva vibe.
No one knows beaches and sun-kissed beauty like Australians do, and this marvellous brand aims to bring unforgettable summer fun and classic beauty to women around the world. Founded in 1975, the company makes some of the most gorgeous ladies’ swimwear that’s internationally recognized.
The winners or several Marie Claire’s Reader’s Choice “Best Swimwear” Awards and Fashion Industry Awards, this is where you should turn to if you want quality coupled with trend-setting elegance. From Taylor Swift’s Cabana Rose bikini, to Katy Perry’s chartreuse bustier, and even Gigi Hadid’s beach style, celebrities love this brand’s distinctive style and you can often see it gracing the covers of famous magazines.
How do you capture that unique mix of sweet and naughty that Selena Gomez rocks so effortlessly? Let us tell you her secret: Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuits. The two-piece behind one of the most famous Instagram photos belongs to this fun, colourful brand. Feminine and sassy, it’s for the girl who longs for subtle and sexy swimwear to grace her figure.
Oh, the amount of stunning you can find with this brand. Definitely not for the faint of heart, these Brazilian swimwear makers give you edgy sportswear and groomed, lustrous elegance that will make you look like the statuesque goddess that you are. Not a very subtle brand by any means, but definitely good for when you want to look unique and bold.
Let’s turn to Aussies again, because we just can’t get enough of their bronzed tans and light-hearted fashion sense. High-class bohemian style is the signature of this brand, and their pieces can help you build a beautiful retro look. Why not live out your pin up fantasy by picking a structured one-piece, or high-waisted bottoms? Bright lipstick is a must.
Summer’s short, ladies. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, do you? A sexy gal like you deserves the perfect piece that will accentuate the best features and make you feel like the star of the beach.
Written by Sophia Smith
Hell Yeah, beach holiday time !!! we have all been working hard on getting our beach bodies in shape. So that we can strut our stuff down that sandy beach runway or lounge leisurely next to the pool. But to do that we will need just the right array of sexy and fun swimwear. Here is my pick of the hottest must have swimsuits.
Attention grabber, the eye-catching abstract print, laguna bandeau bikini top and classic briefs are perfect for your firts day on the beach or poolside. For extra support and a cleavage boost, is the padded underwire cups, and it also comes with an extra detachable shoulder straps. Cover up after your swim with the bright printed fuschia anjuna maxi dress
Stay true to the seasons trends with the halter nautical embroidered triangle bikini top and briefs The embroidered floral motif adds just a bit of naughty to the nautical stripes. A must for any sun seeking island girl. For added laidback holiday chic pair it with the freya swim sundance cross over dress with its flattering V neckline and cool crochet design. To complete the look accesorize with a straw sun hat with its cute beach shell detail detail.
Love the versatility of the seafolly castaway stripe bandeau maillot because it will look equaly stylish outside the water paired with a maxi skirt or a pair of palazzo pants. With its underwired, moulded cups for added support and the cute ribbon to define the waist. This monocramatic piece is super sexy and chic. For a simple daytime look pair this sexy number with a pair of black chunky sandals and the black lacy Freya Sundance cross over dress.
With a mix of vivid floral and cool crochet trims the frida underwired high neck bikini top and high waist tummy control briefs are perfect for any holiday adventures on the sand and in the water. Keep all your bits and bobs in the multi-colored striped beach bags and your feet comfy in these white and silver sandals from Bon Prix.
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Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson launches her Selfie, South Beach, 12 Piece Edit.
The Edit is made up of bikinis, a beach bag, and beachwear cover ups, perfect for any holiday.
Lucy who has been familiar with South Beach for a few years now, says, "that she tries to go away whenever she has time off" and with the summer approaching, it seemed sensible to combine her love of the beach with her fondness for the brand.
She chose her favourite 12 pieces from the collection, to form her edit. She believes that it offers something for everyone, but her favourite is the Bianca style bikini in the new colours, green and pink. Stating that she is, "looking forward to wearing them in Mykonos at the end of the month on my girl's holiday."
Whether you are wearing it lounging next to a pool or showing it off on a beach, nothing makes a statement quite like a swimsuit. The pieces from the Lucy Watson Edit is fun, it's sexy and ever so chic!! Taking you from day on the beach to sipping mojitos at sunset. And maybe, who knows, one of the piece, will help you groove back" Take a peek into the new Lucy Watson Edit @ South Beach @ www.southbeachofficial.com
Neive a Rust coloured two piece
The bandeau top has a macramé design detail at the centre front and tassel along the bust line with small gold beads. Fastens with a clasp and has a removable halter neck strap. Matching briefs.
Pair the bandeau top (strapless) with a flowy maxi skirt and a kimono for cocktails at sunset
Look stunning in this Andrea Art Haus printed bustier Swimsuit with neon lime trim Pair with palazzo pants, wide brim sunhat and wedges for a light lunch as a beach café.
Gia Flamingo print bandeau bikini top & Gwen Flamingo print fill brief. Love the cute jewelled gold flamingo trim at the centre front of the bandeau top
Boho at the beach
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